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Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion Formosa 120 GR and related builds

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Old 1st August 2021, 17:58
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Getting lots of interest in the car today at my second visit to Shelsley Walsh. Another great day out and sun came out from mid day which was a bonus following the damp start to the day. I spent a lot of time talking to people interested in the car. A couple asked if it was a Formosa whilst others were talking about Tribute Automotive kits, so some are well informed ! To most the rebody concept remains a mystery but were impressed with the concept and what they saw !
The Prescott vintage meeting is on next Saturday, I'll try and get there early so I might get parked in the paddock area with any luck !
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Old 18th August 2021, 11:24
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A quick walk around and driving video taken yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIuRD0GP78Y

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Old 18th August 2021, 12:00
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Looks very nice, the paintwork looks superb.
It is however crying out for the perspex headlight covers and trims.
Good luck with the sale.
I wouldn't go with the classic car auction site, eBay is a better bet.
2 tribute 250 coupes have just sold
First a gunmetal 2.0 with 135k on the clock, poor interior, odd wire wheels (3 smooth and 1 curly hub sold for 18300 on ebay.

The other was a yellow (love it or hate it) with 101k. Nice build but bog standard BMW wheels with fake spinners (big let down) went for 13500 on the classic auction site.
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Old 18th August 2021, 13:08
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Thanks Steve, the car looks great and the video is better than a few photos.
I've got it listed on ebay currently and a blue Triumph based example has just sold for the same price I'm asking.. I've got a pair of head light covers but I'm in two minds whether to fit them, perhaps the new owner will !
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Old 22nd August 2021, 09:51
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When selling on eBay, list it in the "Kit Car" section. It is normally only 2 pages so isn't much to look through.
When you have to start looking through "Classic Cars" and "Other Cars" the list becomes too long. If someone is after a kit car, whatever the make that is where they will search. Anyone who is looking for a "Formosa GR120" will find it easily by searching for the exact wording.
I wonder how many people searching for a Cobra settle on something else that they hadn't even realise existed.
Spread the net wider (but fit the perspex headlight covers!).
I can never find any of the Tribute adverts without really looking as they are listed under "classic cars"
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Old 22nd August 2021, 21:24
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Managed to get to two events in the car today. One thing has struck me is that the most interested people who see the car aren't actually looking to buy online, or even looking for cars for sale ! Most seem to be well heeled types that might just buy a car on a whim ! Three people have taken my details today after spending half an hour or so talking about the car. None of them seem to be the time wasting types so it will just take one to come up with an offer. Same has happened over the last couple of weeks, lots of interest in general.
No shortage of page views and watchers on my ebay page. The "kitcar" section only appears to attract kitcar buyers , the "classic" buyers are bigger in number and tend to appreciate the value in a home built special. I checked out the kitcar section earlier and whilst there are one or two nice Cobra's and a well built Ferrari Dino most of the cars are older 7's and the like. Also a few Dutton's and part built projects along with a fair bit of dross so I think I'll stick with the "classic" section !

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Old 27th August 2021, 10:31
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I've reduced the price a little to try and temp an offer ! Gary says he couldn't build one to this spec for the money I'm asking so i won't be dropping it further !
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Old 18th September 2021, 17:34
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The car is entered into auction next Saturday.

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Old 28th September 2021, 17:51
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Posted as sold for less than 14000. Must have been a bit of a blow as asking double that at Stoneleigh.
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Old 29th September 2021, 01:13
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Auction was a disaster, never again !
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Old 29th September 2021, 13:05
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Quote:
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Auction was a disaster, never again !
so was it up for no reserve ?
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Old 24th October 2021, 16:54
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This car is doing the rounds, not for keeps, one to be bought and sold. Same auction house I used, a copied and pasted text from my auction description, I wish the seller luck !!
https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/a...osa-120-gr-sb/
I'm not bitter and twisted, honest !!
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Old 12th November 2021, 20:02
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Also in the same auction is the Daimler Maserati I mentioned in a previous post.
https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/a...recreation-dl/
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Old 27th November 2021, 13:56
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61k for the Daimler Maserati, the Formosa didn't sell.
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